Book Review and Giveaway: Knight of Pleasure by: Margaret Mallory

Summary: THE GREATEST PASSION
Lady Isobel Hume is an expert swordswoman who knows how to choose her battles. When the king asks her to wed a French nobleman to form a political alliance, she agrees. But that's before the devilishly charming Sir Stephen Carleton captures her heart-and tempts her to betray her betrothed, her king, and her country.

IS WORTH THE GREATEST PERIL
Sir Stephen Carleton enjoys his many female admirers-until he dedicates himself to winning the lovely Isobel. So when a threat against the king leads Isobel into mortal danger, Stephen has a chance to prove that he is more than a knight of pleasure...and that love can conquer all.


I have read a ton of romance novels, many of them excellent, some not so excellent. This book is the first romance novel I have ever read that truly captures the essence of raw lust. It actually places your brain in the equation and you can see the characters, their feelings, emotions, and the total scope of the decisions they are making when they choose to be together. It is breathe taking and totally amazingly written...I was in complete shock as I was turning each page, that it continued to be the perfect representation of what a normal person feels like in that situation. I know the author must have put some of herself in these characters. I am still a bit shaky after reading it...crazy. I know, what's the big deal? its just a romance novel? I know this...but as I said no romance novel I have ever read made my mind latch to emotions and situations as fiercely as this one did. Ok, on to the rest of this...the plot was good, I don't know the history of King Henry V but everything seemed pretty normal, no crazy twists of history from what I can tell. It moved at a pretty good pace and there was no waiting around or gratuitous love-making inserts. The characters are amazing, and I can't wait to read the next book as well...I noticed that the two main characters in the next book should be together already before I read the next novel's page.

*generously provided for review by Forever, an imprint of Hachette Book Group*

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Deadline for giveaway is 12/13

For more information or for purchasing visit Margaret Mallory's webpage.

I give this book 5/5 stars. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

38 comments:

  1. I was young- I think 10 when I read my first romance. It was called "A Summer to Remember".

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  2. Never mind...I am stupid...I only posted the question in the form

    Smack me!

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  3. i was 13 or 14 when stumbled across my mom's stash of romance novels. my first book was johanna lindsey's joining and i was hooked.

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  4. I was in middle school, so I'm going to say I was around 12 or 13 when I started reading romance novels.

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  5. OMGosh, I LOVE your review of my book! I can't wait to tell my husband that I "captured the raw essence of lust." We've been married so long I fear he won't believe it. ;)
    Thank you for the lovely review. I am thrilled you liked Knight of Pleasure so well. You made my night.

    Margaret Mallory

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  6. Holy Cow...well, you made my night, I haven't had an author comment on one of my reviews before..YAY.

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  7. I think I was 14 when I read my first romance.

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  8. You should definitely check out the first book in the series - Knight of Desire - it has the same emotional depth and lingering effect, IMO. Margaret is a very talented author. Can't wait for more from her!

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  9. I think I was 14 when I read my first romance novel.

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  10. I can't wait to read this one. I loved Margaret's first book in this series and have been waiting for the sequel ever since finishing Knight of Desire. If you haven't read it you should

    To answer your question I think I was about 19 or 20 before I read my first romance classic, but didn't really start reading romance exclusively until just a few years ago. I have a lot of catching up to do :) Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win this book.

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  12. I would have to say i was around 13 that is when i really started reading alot...

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  13. It captures the essence of raw lust, eh? I'm not sure if that's intriguing or frightening. I guess intriguing, as now I'm wanting to read this book just to see what you mean.

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  14. Oh, and I was 26 when I read my first romance novel. I am now 27, and it is still the only one I've read.
    I've had trouble giving romance a try.

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  15. "raw lust" sounds steamy. Great review. I was not familiar with this title. Looks good!

    Elie (Ellz Readz)

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  16. I was fifteen when I read my first romance novel!

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  17. I love to relate to the characters, a romance should be a great novel and it sounds like Margaret Mallory got it right in this book.

    waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

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  18. Thanks for the review. can't wait to read this book !

    uniquas at ymail dot com

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  19. I'm not surprised that you loved Knight of Pleasure as much as you did. I read Knight of Desire (book #1 in All the Kings Men series) and loved it too. Reminded me alot of Julie Garwood medievals that I just love.
    Thanks for the great review. I was not aware this book was now available and would love to win a copy!
    cldivineATyahooDOTcom

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  20. I was in grade school when I read my first romance novel. I use to devour them when I was younger. I only read romance with historical elements now a days.

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  21. Booklover1335, to mention my book in the same sentence as Julie Garwood's is such a compliment!!! I LOVE the old Julie Garwood historicals-and Judith McNaught's as well.

    Margaret

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  22. Wonderful review! I am a bookworm and love reading anything I can get my hands on - age 9 or so was when I got my hands on my first romance novel, lol. I also love period pieces. This sounds great I'll have to check it out for sure.

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  23. Absolutely great review:) My TBR pile is getting longer and longer;)

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  24. I was about 12 when I read my first romance novel. It was one of those teen ones called Summer of the Sky Blue Bikini.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  25. What a beautiful cover! Awesome review. :)

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  26. I remember I was 12 years old, but I don't remember what the novel was.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I was thirteen when I read my first romance.

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  28. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I love the cover of this book such pretty colors and your review just confirms that I so need to read this book !! Thanks, Shawna

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  29. Blair W

    This is not the kind of book I would read but I am sure my Wife and Daughter would enjoy it. Thanks for the review it's always nice to read about a new Author I have not read about.

    blairwlewis@gmail.com

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  30. I was 12 years old when I read my first romance novel... I think it was a Mills & Boon (does that publisher till exist?!)... I remeber my next was one called "Fires of Winter' by Johanna Lindsey. I've filled out the form. Please accept this as my entry. Thanks!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  31. I think I was probably about 12.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  32. Normally I don't read a lot of historical romances, but wow, this one sounds good!

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  33. I can't wait to read this book! Sounds really hot! My intro to romance books was a Kathleen Woodiwiss (sp?) book back in the day.
    salvagin@verizon.net

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  34. Ever since I read the synopsis I just knew I wanted to read it. Your lovely, emotional review only added to my desire. I REALLY want this book :)

    My first romance novel...I was in the 7th grade, so I was either 11 or 12, it was a Sweet Dreams book that catered to pre-teens/teens. I've been hooked ever since.

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  35. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Think I was around 14 when I read my first romance...

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  36. I answered on the form. 12 or 11, but like I said I really can't remember.

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  37. I'm not really into fierce lust and all of that. I think I'm more on the gentle side, slow, easy love you know?

    And for some strange reason I got turned off if the female character is not a virgin. Anyone agrees with me or am I totally weird?

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  38. I have never read one and I'm sixteen!!! So this is my hope at getting one!

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